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Emerging Technology Fund

17919 Waterview Pkwy
Suite 1.50
Dallas, TX 75252

Phone: (972) 883-4920
Fax: 972-883-4919

In 2005, the Texas legislature passed the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) under HB 1765, establishing an investment fund for technology-based start-up ventures. The objectives of the legislation were to foster research initiatives among the state's Institutions of Higher Education and encourage the development of "next generation" innovative, competitive technology companies for the State of Texas. The Texas as an entrepreneurial state through investment in commercialization ventures and applied research.

North Texas Small Business Development Center

Bill J. Priest Institute of El Centro College
1402 Corinth Street
Dallas, TX 75215

Phone: (214) 860-5831

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is currently the largest management assistance program serving the business sector in the United States. Implementation of the program, upon completion of the annual Cooperative Agreement, rests within each SBDC State or Region Director and the sponsoring organization.

SBA (Small Business Administration)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicates its energy and resources to providing support to small businesses and small-business owners across the nation.

SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Technology administers the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Through these two competitive programs, SBA ensures that the nation's small, high-tech, innovative businesses are a significant part of the federal government's research and development efforts. Eleven federal departments participate in the SBIR program; five departments participate in the STTR program awarding $2billion to small high-tech businesses. The U.S National Science Foundation administers the SBIR.GOV site on behalf of the federal government.

SBTTR (Small Business Technology Transfer)

STTR is an important small business program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development arena. Central to the program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small business and the nation's premier nonprofit research institutions. STTR's most important role is to foster the innovation necessary to meet the nation's scientific and technological challenges in the 21st century.

Texas Certified Capital Company

PO Box 13528
Austin, TX 78711


The Comptroller's office and the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company are responsible for administering the $400 million Texas Certified Capital Company (CAPCO) program. Funded by “Insurance Premium Tax Credits,” the CAPCO program supports economic development and generates tax revenues for the state through business growth and job creation. Since the program's inception, the Comptroller's office has approved 11 venture capital companies to become CAPCOs.

Texas Emerging Technology Fund

The Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2005 at the urging of Gov. Perry to provide Texas with an unparalleled advantage in the research, development, and commercialization of emerging technologies.

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